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SOUTH AFRICA

KRUGER PARK WILDLIFE SAFARI

Destination

South Africa

Highlights

Kruger National Park, Big 5, Game Drives

Tour Type

Camping Safari

From

R 38,000 per person sharing

Duration

10 days/9 nights
Johannesburg to Johannesburg

This adventure begins and concludes in Johannesburg, South Africa. We travel up to Letaba and gradually work our way down until we exit the park at the Malelane Gate en route to Oliver Tambo International Airport for your return flight home.

The emphasis throughout this safari is on wildlife as well as good campfire prepared meals and we go all out to achieve this and in doing so ensure you have an adventure you will remember for many years to come.

ROUTE: (JOHANNESBURG – JOHANNESBURG)

DAY 1

Collection at your Johannesburg lodge is soon after breakfast and we immediately travel to Hoedspruit our first destination of the safari. We spend the evening in the Cheetah Paw Lodge and have a relaxing afternoon getting some rest before the action starts tomorrow.

DAY 2

After an early breakfast we depart to Letaba Rest Camp and enter the Park at the Phalaborwa Gate. From the gate we enjoy a leisurely drive in the form of a game drive to the Rest camp. After setting up camp we prepare a nice lunch before enjoying a late afternoon game drive of the area. Our first dinner around the campfire follows once we return back to base and we all partake in the preparations.

DAY 3

Today we enjoy a 3 hour morning game drive followed by brunch, some leisure time and finally an afternoon game drive and another campfire dinner.

DAY 4

It’s time to move on and we depart Letaba soon after coffee and biscuits, heading to Satara, our next destination and home for 2 nights. The drive is in the form of a game drive and we hope to see more of the magnificent creatures that roam the park.

DAY 5

Another exciting day lies ahead with great meals once and two solid game drives followed by another fireside dinner.

DAY 6

It’s moving time again and today we move on to Skukuza, the largest camp in the park and also the administrative headquarters. The transfer is yet again in the form of a game drive and you will be astounded by the large numbers of wildlife we will encounter along the way. Upon arrival we pitch up camp followed by an afternoon siesta, before a late game drive and our traditional campfire dinner.

DAY 7

Yet another full day today we as enjoy 2 game drives, a great brunch and a lovely fireside dinner.

DAY 8

The last leg of our stay inside the Kruger Park is in the agenda today as we take a slow drive to the Malelane Satellite Camp, situated at the most southerly part of the park. Upon arrival we set up camp and have some time at leisure before our final game drive of the day, to be followed by our customary campfire dinner.

DAY 9

Today we enjoy the last 2 game drives of our safari and we pull out all the stops to make today a very special day. Our last campfire dinner is also enjoyed tonight and this time we add a lot of coal to the fire as we reminisce the magic time we enjoyed in the amazing Kruger National Park.

DAY 10

We bid the mighty Kruger National Park farewell and take a half day drive back to Johannesburg for your return flight home.

 

If wildlife is your scene – this adventure is for you. We have the first night outside the Kruger National Park whilst the following 8 nights are all inside the park either in campsites or if you prefer, lodge accommodation.

The Kruger National Park is by far the most impressive park in South Africa and the abundance of wildlife will blow you away. Here you will find the lot, from a tiny mouse to a 6000kg elephant bull. For those wanting to see the big 5 this is a great place to start your search as they all occur here and in large numbers I might add.

A logical add-on is a one day excursion to the Panoramic Route right adjacent to the Kruger Park.

 

What’s Included

All road transport
Passenger and public liability
All tented accommodation
1 night accommodation upon your arrival in Johannesburg
1 night lodge accommodation before entering the Park
Coffee and tea as needed
2 game drives daily
All meals
All park fees

What’s Excluded

International air fare
Personal travel insurance
Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
Personal items, toiletries, medication
Gratuities

Clothing
Neutral colours are recommended when on a wildlife safari, whilst random colours are in order when on scenic and landscape safaris.
The choice of clothing will depend on the season during which you travel

Cooler months – May through August
Although evenings will be cool to cold, nights might drop to zero degrees celsius or even below zero
days might be cool but sunny and temperatures could reach mid 20’s regularly.

During these months we recommend some long pants, long sleeve tops, jerseys and jackets as well as warm socks, gloves, a beanie and scarves
Thermals
Sarong
Sunhat
Sunglasses
Siking shoes
A travel towel or two
Sleeping bag liner
Short sleeve shirts t shirts, skirts and sandals for warmer days
At least one nice outfit

Warm months – September through April
During these months do bring predominantly short sleeve shirts, dresses, skirts, shorts, sandals as well as a few warm items in case of freak weather
Sarong
Sunhat
Swimsuit
Sunglasses
Sandals as well as hiking shoes
A travel towel or two
At least one nice outfit

Medicinal
We recommend you bring some basic items including:
Malaria prophylaxis
Tablets for headache, nausea, cramps as well as diarrhea
Sunscreen
Lip balm
Body lotion
Mosquito repellent
Hand sanitizer

Other items
Binoculars
Camera with spare batteries
A torch or headlamp
A good book to read
A water bottle
A universal power adaptor
A power pack or portable charger with usb cable

To experience the real Africa is a priviledge that changes you for ever. There is no other place on earth like it… 

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